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Description - Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence by Ron Sanchez

Two themes have become epicenters of new management thinking in the late 1990s: knowledge management and competence-based approaches to strategic management. These two themes share a common interest in identifying important forms of organizational knowledge and in understanding processes through which knowledge can be transformed into organizational capabilities and competences. Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence draws on the latest research by a number of noted management scholars. It presents new insights into various kinds of knowledge that are of value to organizations, organizational interactions that can create strategically useful knowledge, alternative processes for managing knowledge, and approaches to integrating key forms of knowledge into organizational processes of competence building and leveraging. The papers in the volume collectively define a powerful conceptual framework for understanding organizational knowledge and its central role in building and leveraging competences. They present well articulated, logically consistent conceptualizations that will provide new theoretical impetus for management researchers, while at the same time providing case studies and examples of practical applications that suggest useful new methods and tools for management practitioners.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199259281
ISBN-10: 0199259283
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ron Sanchez

Ron Sanchez is Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at IMD (International Institute for Management Development), Lausanne, Switzerland. He has been Visiting Professor of Strategic Management at the Copenhagen Business School and ESSEC (Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) in Paris. He consults with major corporations on organizational learning, knowledge management, and competence-based strategic management.